Summer, a season synonymous with sea, sex and sun, picnics and bbqs, hikes and cottages, day parties and warm nights, travel and freedom, sunscreen and fresh fruit... what dreams are made of, basically! One of our favourite parts of course is that we get to wear minimal clothing and let our skin breathe. What better way to care for your skin than with an all natural exfoliating body scrub made of coffee and coconut oil, two of nature's greatest miracles if you ask us.
That being said, it makes sense to put on your body only what you would want to put in it. We like to stick to the most natural products we can find and bonus points if we can make them ourselves with easy-to-come by kitchen ingredients! By making your own body scrub you can confidently know what ingredients your body is absorbing.
Wearing the coffee scrub, the Angelina bodysuit and the Willow Bandeau
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon sea salt
½ Cup coconut oil
½ Tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon sweet almond oil
We found that leaving the scrub on for 5-10 minutes instead of washing it off right away is even more effective. Another little tip to help reduce cellulite and dry skin is to dry brush your body in circular motions before using the coffee scrub in the shower. The firm bristles of the brush exfoliate your skin while the continuous circular motion and pressure help to stimulate your blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. The action of dry brushing helps the body eliminate toxins, reducing the look of cellulite. This is also the best way to prep your skin for a spray tan or at home self-tan for the most even smooth colour!